Harvest for Hunger, one of the nation's largest food and funds drive campaigns, is a coordinated effort of 4 Foodbanks in Northeast Ohio that provides critical resources to local hunger relief organizations in 21 counties. Your support is needed as high unemployment has forced more people to turn to local hot meal programs, food pantries and shelters for assistance.
Listen to Dan Flower's comments from the 2010 Harvest for Hunger Kick-off.
Harvest for Hunger runs the entire month of March.
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank Goal: $700,000
Campaign Leadership - Honorary Co-Chairs
Kevin Kampman, Publisher, The Repository
Andrea Mathewson, Publisher, Akron Beacon Journal
Hold a Food and Funds Drive
Join more than 200 businesses, schools, churches and other organizations by holding a food and funds drive. It is a great way to promote community involvement and team building.
Sign up your food and funds drive now! Fill out the Participation Form and mail or fax it to the Foodbank.
View a Coordinator's Kit to help you hold a successful food and funds drive. It has planning tips, creative food and funds drive ideas, frequently asked questions, and information about turning in your collected food and funds.
Check Out Hunger
Check Out Hunger at your local supermarket. Scan $1, $5, or $10 coupons every you time you shop at participating supermarket chains from February 28 through April 10.
Look in Your Local Newspaper
See the special Harvest for Hunger inserts in participating newspapers on February 28. These partners will be running ads throughout the campaign.
Akron Beacon Journal
Harvest for Hunger Idol
March 24, 2010, 5:30 p.m.
Akron Civic Theatre
Join the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank for a fun and engaging evening of live entertainment. Support local amateur talent performing in the grand Akron Civic Theatre. Select the next Harvest for Hunger Idol champion - every $1 donation to the Foodbank counts as a vote. All proceeds benefit the Harvest for Hunger campaign.
Admission: $3 - advance tickets available at the Foodbank. Learn more
Contact Leslie Letner for information about the 2010 Harvest for Hunger Campaign.